For years, the dental industry has focused on your dental health. That sounds sufficient, right? However, research and studies have shown that the health of different areas of our body are all connected. From a link between heart disease to your oral health – and more. At myORTHODONTIST, from an orthodontic perspective, we are pushing ourselves to look much further than straightening teeth or fixing overbites. Due to the rapid growth in today’s sleep and dental sleep medicine, maintaining the airway’s physiological function has become a high priority for our team. If we are able to treat these problems during childhood, we can work towards improving function and helping to solve problems before they develop.
Some warning signs and symptoms to be aware of include:
- Dark circle “Panda” eyes
- Mouth breathing
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Thumb sucking
- Grinding and excessive teeth wear
- Multiple (recurrent) ear infections
- Retruded / protruded lower jaw
- Narrow jaws
- Crooked teeth
- Migraine headaches
- TMJ Signs and symptoms
If you notice any of these signs or symptoms in your child, we recommend that you seek an orthodontic consultation early! In fact, the Canadian Association of Orthodontics suggests seeing an orthodontist by age 7! The sooner we can treat them, the bigger the difference we can make! Contact us at myORTHODONTIST for a consultation today.
-The myORTHODONTIST Team